Avery Dennison Corporation today announced that its board of directors has appointed Andres A. Lopez a director, effective February 1, 2017.
Lopez, 54, is the president, chief executive officer and executive director of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world’s largest glass container manufacturer with $6 billion in revenues and preferred supplier to many food and beverage brands.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Andres to our board,” said Peter K. Barker, Chair of the Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors, Avery Dennison. “He brings more than 30 years’ experience in the global markets for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging.”
“Andres is a leader with a proven track record at Owens-Illinois, and deep global expertise and understanding of customer needs in the packaging industry,” added Dean Scarborough, Executive Chairman of the Board, Avery Dennison. “That knowledge will be invaluable to Avery Dennison as we continue to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.”
A native of Colombia, Lopez began his career with Owens-Illinois as a manufacturing engineer. He joined the company’s executive leadership team in 2004, advancing through a series of financial and operational roles. In 2015, Lopez became president and chief operating officer of the company and, in 2016, he was named president and CEO.
Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Engineering from Colombia’s Universidad EAFIT and completed the Executive Education Program at Stanford University.
Source: Avery Dennison
The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s and Amazon to pay for the cost of packaging disposal and recycling.
The new organization’s mission is to redesign the critical steps of the plastics sorting and recycling system for post-consumer lightweight packaging (LWP) to speed up circularity, born from a need to meet the rising market demand for high-quality recyclates for use in high-end plastic applications.
Starbucks and Hubbub have launched a £1 million (US$1.22 million) “Bring It Back Fund” to increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the F&B industry. The funding will go toward innovative ideas that make it easier for customers to use alternatives to single-use packaging by supporting pilot projects that help shift consumption habits.